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CONTENTS
medication — Reports of treatment in Red Cross Hospital — Use of Alcohol declining in other hospitals 37
CHAPTER V.
Effects of Alcohol Upon the Human Body.
The body composed of cells — Effect of alcohol on cells — Alcohol and Digestion — Effects on the blood — The heart — The liver — The kidneys — Incipient Bright’s disease recovered from by total abstinence — Retards oxidation and elimination of waste matters — Lengthens duration of sickness and increases mortality 58
CHAPTER VI.
Alcohol as Medicine.
Medical use of alcohol a bulwark of the liquor traffic — Alcohol not a Food — Alcohol reduces temperature — Food principle of grains and fruits destroyed by fermentation — Alcohol not a Stimulant — Experiments proving this — Alcohol not a tonic — Professor Atwater on Alcohol as Food 96
CHAPTER VII.
Alcohol in Pharmacy.
Strong tinctures rouse desire for drink in reformed inebriates — Glycerine and acetic acid to preserve drugs — Non-alcohol tinctures in use at London Temperance Hospital — Sale of liquor in drug-stores condemned by pharmacists 131
CHAPTER VIII.
Diseases, and Their Treatment Without Alcohol.
Alcoholic Craving — Anæmia — Apoplexy — Boils and Carbuncle — Catarrh — Hay-Fever — Colds — Colic — Cholera Cholera Infantum — Consumption — Displacements — Debility — Diarrhœa — Dysentery — Dyspepsia — Fainting — Fits — Flatulence — Headache — Hemorrhage — Heart Disease — Heart Failure — Insomnia — La Grippe — Measles — Malaria — Neuralgia — Nausea — Pneumonia — Pain After Food — Snake-bite — Rheumatism — Spasms — Shock — Sudden Illness — Sunstroke — Typhoid Fever — Vomiting 140
CHAPTER IX.
Alcohol and Nursing Mothers.
Beer not good for nursing mothers — Helpful diet — Opinions of medical men — Analysis of milk of a